Cozy Exoplanet Around Quiet Red Dwarf; We're Losing Our Night Sky; MOND Not Dead yet!

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In this episode, astronomers using ESO’s HARPS instrument find a new Earth-sized exoplanet around the inactive red dwarf star known as Ross 128; a new landmark five-year study released this week reveals that outdoor LED light fixtures are having an adverse effect on our night skies; and a new model of the universe is revealed that doesn’t need dark matter nor dark energy.

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Links to this week's stories:
Closest Cozy Exoplanet:
http://eso.org/public/news/eso1736/
We're losing out night sky:
http://www.darksky.org/five-years-of-satellite-images-show-global-light-pollution-increasing-at-a-rate-of-two-percent-per-year/
Five Myths about LED streetlights:
http://www.darksky.org/5-popular-myths-about-led-streetlights/
MOND May be Back:
https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2017/cdp211117/
Science Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.11425

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